I'm sitting huddled on my sofa and I really think that autumn has arrived. On my walk into town this morning I went through the park and noticed how much the leaves are turning on the trees and I don't feel like I've had summer yet! I'm sure that I can remember endless hot days during my summer holidays as a child!
So we've all said a sad goodbye to the Olympics and the Paralympics and I thought it was all fabulous. Lots of memories will stay with me from both games and there were plenty of inspirational moments and I certainly got through a lot of tissues during medal ceremonies.
Over the last month or so I've taken on two new stockists - Boo Gallery in Northamptonshire and Workshop 22 in Bristol and today I had to send more cuffs up to Boo as they'd sold out! Brilliant!
On another positive note, yesterday I heard about a really excellent service and I thought I would pass the information on to you all. I hand pierce all of my aluminium shapes for necklaces etc, but if I'm using a repeating shape, I tend to use jewellery templates/stencils for uniformity. I bought a new template last week and it arrived pretty quickly with a CD catalogue of all of the company's stencils. I looked through the vast array with relish, but the shape I'd had in mind for a while wasn't available. I contacted the company to ask if they'd ever had anything like my requested shape. I was amazed to receive an email back saying that if I could send them a drawing they would make me the template I wanted for the standard price and in fact they would be happy to make one-off stencils any time for me. How amazing a service is that??? So, here you go folks, check them out for yourselves!
So, what have I been making? Lots of lovely new things! Last week I finished working on the Cherry Blossom Petals Necklace below. It's a really lovely lightweight piece of jewellery which has a soft tinkling sound when run through the fingers and is extremely comfortable to wear. Do you like it? If you'd like to look at any of my other jewellery take a look at my website http://www.slicksilverjewellery.co.uk
|Cherry Blossom Petals Necklace|
All in all - sore fingers!!
|Cherry Blossom Slim Cuff|
I also made a slim cuff to go with this necklace and I'm pretty pleased with the end result!
I've also made quite a lot more this week but we'll leave that till next week.
Just to let you know, I working on another blog collaboration at the moment, which I really hope will come to fruition as it would feature a very talented young lady who practices an old craft that is not seen as often as it should be these days, so let's hope she agrees!
Ok folks, that's all for this week. See you all soon! xxxxx